Parking charges consultation opens

Published on Friday 6 April 2018

In February 2018 (Report 59/18) Angus Council approved the introduction of car parking charges for both on-street and off-street parking. We want to make our parking charges simple, clear and easy to understand but we want to know what people think.

We’re seeking views on the Consultation on Car Parking Charges from today until 5pm on 8 May 2018.

Charges are being reintroduced to allow the council to protect vital services across our communities at a time of radical reductions to local authority funding. The charges will also ensure that quality off street car parking is enhanced throughout Angus for both local shoppers and visitors. Blue Badge holders will continue to be able to park for free.

Councillor David Fairweather said: “It’s important that our town centres are thriving places to visit. Providing parking facilities that allow easy access to shops and local businesses is essential and the introduction of these plans will increase the turnover of spaces in our car parks and on-street parking spaces.

“All councils are faced with a real terms decline in Scottish Government grant funding and demand for critical services.  We are seeking to balance the budget by reducing costs and increasing income. These modest charges will allow us to protect frontline services and deliver parking provision for members of the public who require this facility.”